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The South African festival will screen Asghar Farhadi’s Cannes competition entry “The Past” and films from the likes of Wong Kar Wai, David Cronenberg and Bernardo Bertolucci.
South Africa’s Durban International Film Festival on Thursday unveiled the lineup for its 34th edition this summer, which will include 72 feature films, 48 documentaries and 45 shorts.
Beyond its traditional focus on movies from South Africa and the rest of Africa, the festival will put a spotlight on U.S. independent films from the likes of Derek Cianfrance and works from European veterans such as Michael Winterbottom and Bernardo Bertolucci.
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Meanwhile, the festival’s World Cinema section will feature Chinese director Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster, which opened the Berlin film festival this year, Japanese director Takeshi Kitano’s Outrage Beyond, David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt, as well as Iranian contributions Closed Curtain from Jafar Panahi and Asghar Farhadi’s Cannes competition entry The Past.